Pearl Flexi Adjustable Razor

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by poppi, Nov 20, 2020.

  1. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    I just picked up a used? one from Murphy and McNeil for about 30% off the price of a new one.
    How do I tell which version it is? Is there any info as to which version goes to which S/N?
     
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  2. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    The one I just received new today had the serial number 21A2919.
     
  3. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    So I just received mine today. Just realized Murphy and McNeil are just like the next town over, so super fast delivery and will be using them more. Anyone know if they have a shop? On to the razor, will wait for the shave tonight, but first impressions are good. Finish is on par with more expensive models, seems to be really hefty, thick handle, and getting a stand is a nice touch. If it shaves well, it would be tough to not recommend. I didn't have much lick with the Rex Ambassador, had the lack of glide problem some have noted, and that was plated in Rhodium. Here is a little unboxing series of photos:

    It is nicely packaged, a bit nicer than the Rex IMHO, not that that is the most important thing:

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    Does not appear to have any alignment issues:

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    It did also come with a "Salon Pack" of 50 Silvermax blades. Anyone have experience with these blades?
     
  4. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    Mine was 21A2738. I hope that means I'm well past the debugging run. But I don't know.

    With early Gillettes, there are table published on a lot of sites that tell me what year produced a given S/N .
    I haven't found such a resource for Pearl Flexi.
     
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  5. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    From what I have read, you should be.
     
  6. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

    That's good. May I ask what you read and where? That way in the future I'll be able to track the info myself.
    Thanks.
     
  7. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

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    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

  9. Lancre

    Lancre Well-Known Member

  10. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Just finished the first shave. This thing is heavy. Ran it wide open, not too aggressive. Three passes got me bbs on the face, typical dfs on the neck, which is normal for me. I care more about the face as I’ve never been able to get that spot right under the jawline perfect. Couple of neck weepers, but that would happen with any razor. Gotta know when to quit. Used the blades that came with it, anxious to try it with one of my go to blades. The silvermax are pretty good though. I would recommend dialing it down for the third pass on the neck. Overall pretty impressed. Will continue to use it and report back. Definitely need to get used to the angle as well.
     
  11. jay_gatz

    jay_gatz Well-Known Member

    Threw in a London bridges vintage on Saturday. Ultra smooth.
     
  12. TheBurgh

    TheBurgh Active Member

    I also took my inaugural run with my Flexi. Coincidentally, had a patch of sore blemishes on my pariah area, the crease between the upper lip and high cheek. So, I thought, good opportunity to dial the razor down to 2 and assess the results. Used a new Tatra (very smooth, mild for me) blade.

    Performance was as expected, just what I had hoped for. Blemished area, as well as rest of beard, had an acceptable result in two passes. No irritation whatsoever, even on the blemished patch. Not DFS, but instead irritation and weeper free, perfectly acceptable for two days to let that patch heal.

    Adjustable tool is what I had hoped for, adjustable I got!
     
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  13. Blairaudio

    Blairaudio New Member

    Took mine apart just to have a look under the hood. 20220727_201112.jpg
     
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